Rwanda

Rwanda Economic Outlook

  • GDP growth slowed to 6.0% in 2016 and headline inflation rose sharply to 7.2%, the highest level since 2012.
  • Rwanda remains peaceful and stable and preparation for the August 2017 presidential elections have commenced, with the constitution amended to address presidential term limits.
  • Macroeconomic stability and an increasingly attractive investment climate are creating a favourable environment for business start-ups, entrepreneurs and other private sector actors.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Kigali
Area: 26,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 12.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 9.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 700
Inflation Rate: 5.52%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 29.90%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 159
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.498
Membership Date: 19/01/1965
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 848.9 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Rwanda Field Office

African Development Bank Group
Boulevard de l’Umuganda
Building Glory House, 3rd & 4th floors;
Kacyiru Road
P.O. Box 7329
Kigali, Rwanda

Phone: (+250) 252 504250
Fax: (+250) 252 504298

Mr. Negatu Makonnen, Resident Representative